National Report (through June 2021)
8/12/21 – This national report covers the 9,081 incident reports to Stop AAPI Hate from March 19, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The number of hate incidents reported to our center increased from 6,603 to 9,081 during April—June 2021. Of all incident reports, 4,548 hate incidents occurred in 2020 and 4,533 of hate incidents occurred in 2021.
Types of Discrimination
- Verbal harassment (63.7%) and shunning (16.5%) — the deliberate avoidance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders — continue to make up the two largest proportions of the total incidents reported. A majority of incidents are traumatic and harmful, but not hate crimes.
- Physical assault (13.7%) comprises the third largest category of total reported incidents, followed by being coughed at or spat on (8.5%).
- Civil rights violations — e.g., workplace discrimination, refusal of service and being barred from transportation — account for 11.0% of the total incidents.
- Online harassment makes up 8.3% of total incidents.
- A majority of incidents reported take place outside of the home and in spaces often open to the public. Public streets (31.6% of incidents) and businesses (30.1% of incidents) remain as the top sites where anti-AAPI hate occurs.
- Hate incidents reported by women make up 63.3% of all reports.
- Youth (0 to 17 years old) report 9.9% of incidents and seniors (60 years old and older) report 6.9% of the total incidents.
- Chinese have reported more hate incidents (43.5%) than all ethnic groups, followed by Koreans (16.8%), Filipinx (9.1%), Japanese (8.6%) and Vietnamese (8.2%).
- Of all hate incidents, 48.1% included at least one hateful statement regarding anti-China and/or anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Comparison of 2020 and 2021
- Verbal harassment and shunning decreased from 69.5% and 20.6% in 2020 to 58.0% and 12.4% in 2021, respectively.
- Physical assaults increased from 10.8% of the total hate incidents in 2020 to 16.6% in 2021. Vandalism increased from 2.6% in 2020 to 4.9% in 2021.
- Online hate incidents increased from 6.1% in 2020 to 10.6% in 2021.
- More incidents occurred in public streets (36.6% in 2021 vs. 26.7% in 2020), public transit (8.8% in 2021 vs. 8.2% in 2020), and private residences (10.0% in 2021 vs. 8.9% in 2020).
- More seniors (60 years old and older) reported hate incidents in 2021, increasing from 6.5% in 2020 to 7.2% in 2021.